NEWS: 2018 Laptops for Foster Youth Holiday Drive Underway

Anchorage – Today, Representative Les Gara (D-Anchorage) and Amanda Metivier, a founder of Facing Foster Care in Alaska, are launching a holiday drive to collect laptops for foster youth in Alaska. Since the start of the Laptops for Foster Youth program, over 1,000 foster youth and recent foster care alumni have received laptop computers to use for school, college, job training, and to stay in touch with important people in their lives. Rep. Gara and Metivier, who are both former foster youth, jointly started the Laptops for Foster Youth program in 2010 to help youth through community volunteerism without state funding or the passage of legislation

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NEWS: Coalition Welcomes Mike Dunleavy as Alaska’s New Governor

Anchorage – Today, former State Senator Mike Dunleavy was sworn in as the 12th Governor of the State of Alaska during a ceremony in the Western Alaska community of Kotzebue. During the same ceremony, former State Senator Kevin Meyer was sworn in as Lieutenant Governor. The current Speaker of the House and the State Representative who represents Kotzebue released the following statements after today’s ceremony.

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